Postpartum Reading List 2022


Reproductive Justice
–read one or more of the following–

Reproductive Justice: An Introduction
Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Julia Oparah and Alicia Bonaparte

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
Dorothy Roberts

Reproductive Health
–read one of the following–

Taking Charge of Your Fertility
Toni Weschler

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

Heavy Flow
Amanda Laird

I Had a Miscarrage
Jessica Zucker

New Handbook for a Post-Roe America: The Complete Guide to Abortion Legality, Access, and Practical Support
Robin Marty and Amanda Palmer

Everything Below the Waist: Why Healthcare Needs a Feminist Revolution
Jennifer Block

–read two or more of the following–

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
Heng Ou

4th Trimester
Kimberly Ann Johnson

Lactivate!: A User’s Guide to Breastfeeding
Jill Krause

Queer Nursing
Gorilla Milk

Core Concepts
–read both of the following–

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky

Where’s the Mother? Stories From a Transgender Dad
Trevor MacDonald

–read one or more of the following–

The Multi-Hyphen Life: Work Less, Create More, and Design a Life That Works for You
Emma Gannon

Start with Why
Simon Sinek

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
Jen Sincero

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead
Brené Brown